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How the West tamed America

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~Michael Appert's collection~
theme from
Dances With Wolves
starring Kevin Costner
and Graham Greene
Americans have long been enchanted by the story of our nation's West, but what is often missed, is that beneath the popular tales and stereotypes, there is a saga of stamina and sheer survival with roots deeper than most of the public would imagine. Horace Greeley quoted the Bible: God creates in order to populate. (Isaiah 45: 18). But where would the populators come from? They weren't all "yankees" like in some fifties TV western. MANY backgrounds were represented. Here, for you to peruse, are a range of links to articles and pictures around the web.
You may find the truth as inspiring as fiction.

pictures Our West has MANY stories



Alice Shepherd, Wintu Texts : (heyday)

The soreness of the land - a wintu wise woman

Bird with Wounded Wing - Trinity Wintu

Wapitu wintu (the northwest bands)

Karuk/ Wintu/ Pomo [Language Info]

When native and euro first met

In My Own Words (Grace Mckibben)

Winnemem Wintu (north-ern wintu band)

Decimation, California Indians

Wintu petition and the federal process

Wintu society - nutshell description

Encyclopedia of North American Indians

Native Americans, James Logan, and Stenton

Native empowerment - a long view

Navajo code-talkers: tribute to a hero

The Wintu share their land with "yapytu"

Wisdom of the Great Chiefs

Who were the real "savages"

The Naomi Lang Story (Karuk)

Wintu & Neighbors, book

The Kon Kow Peoples of northern California

Article California Indians' Suffering

Gold, Greed, and Genocide -- book review

Sacred Circle - Native American Spirituality

Hopi Prophecy - Native American Spirituality

The Indian Reform Letters of Helen Hunt Jackson

Sacred Legacy: Edward Curtis and the American Indian

Friends of Indians reap hate from whites

Ballad of Ira Hayes

Navajo Struggle by Lewiston's George McColm


Mormon role in the West

California Missions

California History links

Oregon/ California Trail

San Francisco Museum Site

Nuestra Historia, Los Angeles

Discovering John Bidwell

Old West History

Gold Prospecting links

Buried treasure and lost gold stashes

Gold Country (Malakoff)

Gold Rush Fever

Rooted in Barbarous Soil

Delta Steamboats

California History (LaPlaza)

Ayer y Hoy, Catholic Faith in California

Los Californios [museumca]

Los Californios [pbs]

Loreto, capital de las Californias

Antigua California: Mission and Colony, 1697-1768

La 2da Compa��a de las Californias en la Plaza
del Re�l Presidio de San Diego

Old California to new : Sutter - dreamer & schemer

Lewis and Clark: the history-making expedition

Old West Links - Overland Trail

The Mormon Trail : our history

Old West Links

Mormon Trail (Nebraska Site)

Old West History (Nebraska Site)

Mormon Cowboy : story of a song

Overland Trail, links

California Republic`s Mormon governor

Oregon Trail story

Forty-Niners 'Round the Horn

The indispensable Oregon (California) Trail

Oregon history

Wagon Train re-enactment

El Centro's Overland Trail Links

Competencia de Los Vaqueros

[Back] Cottonwood, the settlement that opened the door

California's Mother Lode, Reenactors & Events

Por Se�or P.B. Reading de los Estados Unidos
the original grant from Gob. Micheltore�a


Jedediah Strong Smith, the greatest of them all

The New Encyclopedia of the American West

Art Burton's African Americans in the Wild West

California African American Museum

Forbestown - an enchanting little Gold Rush Town

Scott Shepherd - Fantasy Camp Lone Ranger

Red Bluff Round Up - every April

Jim Janke's Old West links

History Reference Site

Old West History Links

CyberRodeo Western Re-enactors

Charley Russell Western Heritage Assoc

Omar West's

Old West Living History

Cowboy Showcase

Western Designs Webpages

Minnesota Old West Society

Museum of NE Colorado

Buffalo Bill Museum

Remembering Lane Frost

Buffalo Soldiers and black cowboy links

Pendleton OR RoundUp - September

Calgary Stampede - July 6-15

Redding CA Rodeo - May 2001

Rowell Ranch Rodeo

Rooted in Barbarous Soil (book)

Bob Shepherd's outstanding western art

OK Corral, Tombstone AZ

Old West Tidbits

Ghost Towns

FourMile, South Dakota

Ghosttown Gazette

Clanton Gang, Tombstone AZ

James Stogner's page, lots of graphics

Jeremiah Johnson Cowboy Poet

CalNeva: Cowboys

Old West History

Wild West Legends

First White Man thru the California Mountains

The simple rugged folk who truly built America

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